About the event
Chaired by Yaz Hernandez, Mercado Global’s annual celebration is the organization’s premier New York fundraising event that brings together business leaders, top retailers, major philanthropists, and members of the press to support our work to empower women in Latin America and raise awareness around the growing ethical sourcing movement.
Guests will enjoy an evening of inspiration and action set against a three-course dinner, open bar, silent auction, and an after-party featuring a special guest DJ.
Notable attendees from past years include Emmy-nominated host and award-winning author Padma Lakshmi, GLAM4GOOD Founder Mary Alice Stephenson, actress Kelly Rutherford, Alexis Bittar, Dalia Oberlander, and Fern Mallis, among others.
Why should you sponsor?
As a leading Mercado Global Celebration supporter, you will spearhead Mercado Global’s 2017-2018 programs in Guatemala to provide economic opportunity and support emergence from poverty for rural indigenous women and their families.
We offer a wide range of marketing opportunities to promote your company to our attendees from the fashion, finance, and philanthropy sectors.
Mercado Global is a nonprofit that empowers rural indigenous women to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by connecting them to international markets, education, and microloans.
We connect women artisans to international sales opportunities and community-based educational training, providing the knowledge needed to fully leverage newly earned income. Increased income and skills allow women to make self-identified investments in areas such as family savings, children’s education, and health. Women who have never gone to formal school and lack basic literacy and business skills are now able to earn up to three times the average daily Guatemalan wage by creating market-ready products for top international retailers.
Our groundbreaking model has been recognized by Newsweek, National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and the World Bank; our leadership has spoken before the United Nations and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer